Dassault set to roll out first Falcon 8X, Dining on a private jet: Is catering an issue?

Duncan Aviation Embraer Legacy 600 Tip-to-Tail Refurbishment Timelapse

This is an excellent video from Duncan Aviation where they time-lapse the refurbishment of an Embraer Legacy 600.

Have you ever seen a 96-month inspection, wi-fi install, and a complete interior/paint refurbishment on a super-midsize business jet in just 3:30? Duncan Aviation paired up with Embraer Executive Jet’s PreFlown division to develop a timelapse video showcasing what it takes to inspect and update an Embraer Legacy 600.

Dassault Falcon 8X Rollout on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Save the date: December 17, 2014, 6 PM at Bordeaux-Mérignac, France. Dassault Aviation will present the newest member of the family: The rollout of the ultra-long-range Falcon 8X.

Dassault Falcon 8X Rollout on Wednesday December 17, 2014 exterior photoDassault Falcon 8X Rollout on Wednesday December 17, 2014 interior photo

About the Falcon 8X:

The Falcon 8X represents an important addition to the Falcon product line, expanding its offering in the ultra-long-range segment. The new aircraft has a range of 6,450 nautical miles (11,945 km) with 8 passengers at Mach .80. A 14-hour endurance flight capacity will connect non-stop Los Angeles with Beijing, Beijing with New York, or Paris with Singapore.

Save the date Falcon 8X Rollout December 17, 2014

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Dining on a private jet: Is catering an issue?

This is a great article about catering onboard private aircraft. Gus Lira, Vice President at JetOptions, says, “We consider catering as one more of the important facets of your private jet charter experience. At JetOptions, when ordering catering, we first ensure that the order details are correct and verified by our clients. Then, we corroborate that the order is exactly what has been ordered, and lastly, we go over the serving details with the flight attendant. Catering is one of the many services we provide where we know attention to detail and follow-through will enhance your trip.”


Private jet dining and catering is an important detail when chartering through JetOptions

Any regular airline passenger will tell you there is a special place in hell reserved for airplane food, but when you are paying upwards of $8,000 an hour to charter a large-cabin private jet, lousy food is something that can no longer be excused.

There are many problems with serving food at 40,000 ft. For starters, your taste buds become less discerning, as you lose your taste of salt by up to 50 percent (although for newer private jets that have lower atmospheric pressure, this is less of an issue). Then there is the low humidity of the cabin, which weakens your sense of smell – and further diminishes your ability to taste – and can cause any food on board to dry up.

A skilled chef can get around these problems by seasoning their food with sea salt, making better use of sauce, and packing their recipes with rich ‘umami’ flavors, using ingredients such as soy sauce, shiitake mushrooms, and slow-cooked stocks. But cooking for private jet passengers is not only about taste; it is more importantly about hygiene and safety.

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  1. […] of customers, operators, industrial partners and representatives of certification authorities, the Falcon 8X was rolled out for the first time. Ground tests, including flight control system testing, vibration […]